Senior Manager, Content


ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative (BHP) is seeking a committed Senior Manager to support implementation of key BHP programs, undertake research, and coordinate BHP activities.

This position will initially be a one-year to 18-month engagement, through December 2020, with the potential for an extension or a renewal. The person hired for this position will report to the Senior Director for Content. The position is funded through a combination of major foundation grants to the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative.

Building Healthy Places is one of three flagship programs of the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance (CSEP). BHP leverages the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities. BHP engages, informs, and inspires ULI members and other real estate and land use practitioners to promote health and wellness in their professional practice and in their communities.

Core areas of focus for BHP include parks and open spaces, promoting health through the design and operations of public and private networks, the intersection of health and urban planning, healthy housing, fostering member networks focused on health, and more. BHP accomplishes its goals through a combination of convenings, research and publications, technical assistance to communities, and related activities.


  • Serve as a core research resource, leading research and writing reports and other publications, with a focus on healthy housing. Scope reports, develop outlines, conduct interviews, prepare writeups, etc.
  • Lead the implementation of the ULI Health Leaders Network program, arranging webinars and meetings, reviewing participant assignments, managing the budget, ensuring administrative logistics are attended to, etc. (One staff support person will be assigned to this project.)
  • Support the District Council Task Forces for Health and Social Equity project, including by helping facilitate ULI member engagement in the project, producing project deliverables, and serving as a resource.
  • Lead advisory activities and convenings by identifying expert panelists, making local arrangements, preparing summaries, supporting impact evaluations, etc.
  • Limited administrative responsibilities, such as printing program materials, submitting invoices for payment, tracking budgets, scheduling meetings, and the like.
  • Travel within the United States as required. A reasonable expectation would be one trip every month, each with a duration of two to three days.


  • Five to seven years of related experience in real estate, research, urban planning, or other related fields.
  • A strategic thinker, a strong writer, a problem solver, and an excellent communicator.
  • Comfortable engaging with ULI members and partners.
  • Interest in or experience with urban planning, real estate, or related topics.
  • Able to implement programs and projects independently.
  • Able to maintain keen attention to details, timelines, and various moving project pieces.
  • Able to write summaries of various reports and topics.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in urban planning, real estate, public health, public policy, public administration, and/or a related field in the social sciences.


To apply, please follow the link below. Please submit a résumé and a letter of interest.

EOE/m/f/d/v. No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time